Masturbation & Acne? Are they related?

mariedoll mariedoll
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Originally posted by Coralbell
There could be some relation, but masturbating does not cause acne. The reason I say it could be related is because acne can be caused by high testosterone levels, which could also increase your sex drive.
correlation not causation
05/08/2011
7Miles 7Miles
This is crazy! But then again I had acne and masturbated a lot....
05/12/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
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Originally posted by sexysweetieshan
Okay, so when I was in 8th grade, I remember a health teacher telling me that kids who masturbate more frequently have a lot more acne. I think she ruined my view on it, because anytime I saw a kid with lots of acne, I kept thinking to myself, ... More
i feel like this would be the opposite. stress can cause acne, & masturbating relieves stress. so if someone were to masturbate a lot, in theory, they should have very clear skin.
05/20/2011
liilii080 liilii080
This is a load of crap just like it will make you go blind. Crazy talk
05/20/2011
Retro Retro
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Originally posted by sexysweetieshan
Okay, so when I was in 8th grade, I remember a health teacher telling me that kids who masturbate more frequently have a lot more acne. I think she ruined my view on it, because anytime I saw a kid with lots of acne, I kept thinking to myself, ... More
I started off early and had bad acne. I figured it was just because life likes to throw me all those punches.
05/27/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
no way, I couldn't keep my hand out of my pants and I had perfectly clear skin as a teen
05/27/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
Perhaps due to stress but not something actually biological.
05/27/2011
kinksters kinksters
a correlation wouldnt surprise me, but bot causation.
05/27/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
This is about as bad as guys getting "hairy palms" by masturbating.
06/16/2011
indiglo indiglo
I have never heard of that urban legend. I'm sure she was just trying to keep everyone's hands out of their pants. That's a pretty insane thing to say to a child, because of course the child is going to believe their teacher!
06/16/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Bon Bon
I've heard of that. I don't know what it is about schools thinking they should make kids stop masturbating.

In my high school, our sex ed teacher told us that you shouldn't masturbate because, and I quote as best I can remember, ... More
I get what your teacher meant. It's like, if you masturbate, and you know perfectly what you like and how to do it, then sex with another person automatically becomes unenjoyable because they're not stimulating you perfectly like you can.

Guess your teacher never heard of things like fun in variation, or communication during sex, or an emotional connection, or anything else that can keep sex from becoming boring or unenjoyable despite any hiccups in performance.
06/17/2011
Rain. Rain.
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Originally posted by B8trDude
Acne? NO! But hairy palms and blindness - of course! Everyone knows that! LOL!
Lol! Why can't we just be upfront with our youth... I think it would solve so many problems
06/21/2011
irishlove irishlove
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Originally posted by sexysweetieshan
Okay, so when I was in 8th grade, I remember a health teacher telling me that kids who masturbate more frequently have a lot more acne. I think she ruined my view on it, because anytime I saw a kid with lots of acne, I kept thinking to myself, ... More
I see no relation to these two subjects...
06/27/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by sexysweetieshan
Okay, so when I was in 8th grade, I remember a health teacher telling me that kids who masturbate more frequently have a lot more acne. I think she ruined my view on it, because anytime I saw a kid with lots of acne, I kept thinking to myself, ... More
news tome
06/28/2011
sarki sarki
I don't believe it
06/28/2011
sassyNsensual sassyNsensual
this explains a lot about my face!!! hmm....the only connection I could think of is if you sweat when you masturbate but I don't know.

When I had bad acne, I found it got better when I was more "orgasmic-ly active." It could of been just my psyche though
06/28/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
What about growing hair on your palms? Better or worse?
07/02/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
I actually heard this before (sorry, checked the wrong box). I personally don't know if I believe it, but the explanation I heard made sense. Some young adults react very sensitively to hormonal changes, and when you are horny, certain acne causing hormone levels are very high. HOWEVER, sex is a NORMAL part of life. Leading me to wonder if it's really true.
07/02/2011
v23 v23
I've never heard this before, sounds pretty crazy though!
07/06/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
chances are your teacher was either over-religious or had some kind of sexual hangup. she was just trying to scare you.

what a silly idea.

yes, and masturbation also causes kittens to be killed by god.

and gives you hairy palms.



07/28/2011
AmberM AmberM
I've never heard of this in my entire life-Your health teacher must've been crazy.
07/30/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I believe the opposite, actually! Masturbation is a great stress reliever, and stress can cause acne. No need to stop.
08/04/2011
BeautifulDarkness BeautifulDarkness
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Originally posted by Victoria
What a totally fucked up, reactionary, and unethical thing to tell kids!

I do not believe it at all.

I would freak the fuck out if my kids were lied to like this.

Sorry, but I feel really strongly about educating kids in a ... More
Sometimes I wish EF had a like button for comments. I would totally like yours! I completely agree!
08/04/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by sexysweetieshan
Okay, so when I was in 8th grade, I remember a health teacher telling me that kids who masturbate more frequently have a lot more acne. I think she ruined my view on it, because anytime I saw a kid with lots of acne, I kept thinking to myself, ... More
I'm sitting here WITH a dermatological specialist who says that while a high testosterone level may give acne and also make you want to masturbate more, the two activities are otherwise UNRELATED in any way, shape or form.
08/04/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Sammi
That is really strange - I can't imagine a teacher saying something like that!
Some person with a "no masturbation" agenda.
08/04/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by B8trDude
Acne? NO! But hairy palms and blindness - of course! Everyone knows that! LOL!
WHAT? I can't quite see the screen, and all this hair on my hands is making it hard to type....arggg. (Don't laugh at me, your face will stay that way!!!).
08/04/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I don't believe it at all
08/04/2011
CherryDyke CherryDyke
Total BS! I masturbated a TON and had perfect skin.
09/06/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
that's straight up moronic lol i've never heard of that before
09/18/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I call BS. I masturbated a lot and never had even 1 zit.
09/21/2011
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